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Philadelphia Negro Leagues Museum Exhibit

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Carolyn Quick, a graduate of the University of the Arts & Brian Michael, founder of Phillies Nation and co-owner of Shibe Sports, are raising money to produce a museum exhibit on the Philadelphia Negro Leagues. The exhibit will be hosted at Camden County College in Cherry Hill, NJ from February 1 to May 20, 2024. The goal is to honor the many trailblazers of baseball in Philadelphia and South Jersey who overcame nearly insurmountable obstacles to play the sport they loved at its highest level.

Our exhibition - entitled A League Apart - showcases the importance of breaking barriers through the stories of the Philadelphia Negro Leagues and their ongoing legacy. Using memorabilia, stories from the past, and the audio baseball is known for, A League Apart focuses on the players who stepped up to the plate to change the biases and traditions of baseball.

Throughout our exhibit, visitors will be encouraged to interact and discover the barrier breakers throughout pivotal moments in baseball’s history. Barrier Breakers include Octavius V. Catto, Ed Bolden, Richard "Dick" Allen, and Mo'ne Davis.

We’re looking to expand for Phase 2 - please consider sponsoring these interactive displays!

$25,000 - Video trivia wall
Interactive display with a screen that asks trivia questions related to the exhibit and allows visitors to select answers and round the bases. Additionally, the wall would also show videos when not in use.

$10,000 - Third side of the card
Touch screen display showcasing 3-D baseball card with the first side as a photo, the second side as player stats & factoids, but a new third side featuring the untold story of the player’s challenges overcome.

$7,500 - Scoreboard
A working replica Connie Mack scoreboard with Longines clock and split-flap panels to display Negro League facts and stats along with exhibit information. Sponsor logo integrated as billboard ads.

$2,500 - Tablet computers x 4
Four tablet computers to show Negro League stat leaders, offer comparisons between Negro Leaguers and Major League players, and allow visitors to search Negro League records through an accessible interface.

$2,500 - Dugout bat rack
Sponsored bat rack to showcase memorabilia and photos and replica bats.

$1,500 - Series 2 baseball cards
Print 20,000 baseball cards with people featured in the exhibit on the front and their stories on the back, including: Pop Lloyd, Slim Jones, John Irvin Kennedy, Connie Morgan

$1,200 - Embossers
Embossing stations with wooden bat handles to emboss a souvenir keepsake for visitors as they move around the exhibit.


100% of the funds collected will be used to pay for the materials and labor to construct the exhibit. Donation benefits include:

Benefits for Donations over $1,000
  • Name on exhibit panel - Hall of Fame Club
  • $200 gift card to Shibe Vintage Sports
  • $60 gift card for a base print from Pop Fly Pop Shop
  • Philadelphia Stars Negro League hat
  • Philadelphia Stars Negro League jersey by Ebbets Field Flannels (photo)
  • Limited Edition exhibit print by artist Keni Thomas
  • 4 tickets to private opening event

Benefits for Donations over $500
  • Name on exhibit panel - All-Star Club
  • $100 gift card to Shibe Vintage Sports
  • Philadelphia Stars Negro League hat
  • Limited Edition exhibit print by artist Keni Thomas
  • 2 tickets to private opening event

Benefits for Donations over $100
  • Name on exhibit panel - Leadoff Club
  • 35% off your next purchase at Shibe Vintage Sports
  • Philadelphia Stars Negro League hat
  • Limited Edition exhibit print by artist Keni Thomas

Benefits for Donations over $50
  • 25% off your next purchase at Shibe Vintage Sports
  • Philadelphia Stars Negro League hat (photo)

Here are some photos of the exhibit prototypes:




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Donations 

  • Hal Stern
    • $100 
    • 2 mos
  • Philip Williams
    • $100 
    • 4 mos
  • Ryan Shute
    • $100 
    • 4 mos
  • Jason Rhinehart
    • $50 
    • 4 mos
  • Richard Waldron
    • $100 
    • 5 mos
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Fundraising team (2)

Brian Michael
Organizer
Philadelphia, PA
Carolyn Quick
Team member

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